Brad Pitt: I'm happy

Brad Pitt misses the "cacophony" of his six children when he is away from them.

Brad Pitt is “happier” than ever with his life.

The actor has opened up about his fiancée Angelina Jolie and the six children they raise together in a new interview with Esquire magazine. Angelina recently announced she had a double mastectomy, and Brad says their bond is stronger than ever.

“I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier,” he explained. “I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”

Last week, Angelina revealed that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene which dramatically increases a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Brad said he was proud Angelina had decided to speak out and hoped it would “empower” other women, adding the experience had made their family “stronger”.

Brad and Angelina are expected to wed this year and the 49-year-old hunk also discussed his role as a father in the interview. Although raising six kids can be hectic at times, Brad wouldn’t have it any other way at home.

“I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging,” he smiled. “I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

Brad went on to confess his recreational drug use had a big impact on his life in the past.

The star realised he would need to clean up his act if he wanted to have a successful career.

“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f**king off,” he admitted. “But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Tuesday, 21. May 2013